New Syria envoy visits refugee camp in Turkey

A Syrian man who fled his home in Aleppo 32 days ago due to government shelling, carries his sleeping son, who's face is covered with mosquito bites, back to a classroom of a school where they take refuge, in Suran, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

A Syrian man who fled his home in Aleppo 32 days ago due to government shelling, carries his sleeping son, who's face is covered with mosquito bites, back to a classroom of a school where they take refuge, in Suran, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The new international envoy tasked with ending the 18-month Syrian conflict has visited a refugee camp in Turkey.

Lakhdar Brahimi, who recently ended a four-day visit to Syria, toured a camp in the border province of Hatay on Tuesday as dozens of Syrians staged a demonstration outside the camp denouncing Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Turkey, which has taken in more than 80,000 refugees, serves as headquarters for the leaders of the Free Syrian Army group and hosts members of the Syrian National Council opposition group.

It is not clear if Brahimi, who replaced Kofi Annan as the joint United Nations and Arab League envoy, met any opposition members in Hatay.

Brahimi said Saturday he still has no plan for stopping the bloodshed.
Associated Press
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